BWC Grant Guidelines

Ideal Funding Requests Demonstrate:

  • The ability to further the mission of the United Methodist Church of making disciples of Jesus Christ by supporting one or more of our five focus areas:
  • Spiritual Leader Development
  • Young People’s Ministry
  • New Faith Expressions
  • Advocacy and Action
  • Abundant Health (Locally and Globally)
  • New and innovative (larger grants are tested ideas, seed grants are not)
  • Designed to be self-sustaining over time
  • Need-based
  • Collaborative with other congregations and/or community partners

Funding may be requested for, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Faith community ministry initiatives
  • Collaborative ministry initiatives
  • Team member training that helps them better serve the conference in their current role
  • Training leaders from within the Annual Conference for the benefit of the church

Funding may not be requested for the following:

  • Direct assistance for capital improvements for individual churches or agencies
  • Direct assistance for operational costs to individual churches or agencies